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operatives in louisiana are trying to woo "duck dynasty" star willie robertson to run for the statehouse. his duck hunting supply companies are in the fifth district, represented by retiring rodney alexander. the self described redneck millionaire was on "the five" today. >> i was going to ask that question, whether you were interested in that vacated congressional seat in louisiana. >> i'm kind of busy right now. i got a lot going on. >> we'll see. with re-election bid not going as planned, it was time for a new approach. norway's prime minister who had not driven a car in eight years spent an afternoon as taxi driver in oslo. he says taxis are one of the few places people share their true views. he wore sunglasses and uniform, only revealing his identity once passengers recognized him. by the way, all passengers got a free ride. >>> to say they parted on bad terms is a major understatement. two law professors have been fighting over their divorce 17 years, seven years longer than they were actually married. they filed more than 1400 entries in the case, most over money or custody. by the wa
to geena, louisiana, they didn't arrest the people. you fight an injustice when the system doesn't work. the system worked here. these boys should face the law, but so should others. and you can't fight an injustice if the system is working. why would i think you guys know anything about fighting injustice? thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> voter id laws, a solution in search of a problem. let's play "hardball." >> good evening. i'm michael smerconish in for chris matthews. leading off tonight, carolina on our minds. yesterday, the governor of north carolina, republican pat mccrory signed one of the most sweeping is voting reform bills we've seen yet. seven weeks after the supreme court crippled parts of the voting rights act which required states with a history of discrimination to preclearance by the justice department, governor mccrory and his republican legislature leaped at the opportunity to institute strict voting changes. now, this bill doesn't stop at merely requiring a government i.d. to vote. it also reduces early voting by a week. it elim
. alabama or louisiana, not so much. >> students were learning different things in florida, from what they were learning in new york city, from what they were learning in nebraska, and even what they were learning in each school in new york city. >> reporter: to clear up the confusion, some governors and state superintendents developed a common set of standards which states could choose to adopt or not. from the beginning, the obama administration pushed the states to adopt them. >> we laid out a few key criteria and said, "if you meet these tests, we'll reward you by helping you reform your schools." >> reporter: the reward was significant: hundreds of millions of dollars to states that pledged to do what washington wanted. states competed for a share of the $4.35 billion in what washington calls "race to the top." >> governor were nervous. ( laughs ) >> reporter: 46 states and the district of columbia presented ambitious plans. >> oh, we believe louisiana is one of the top candidates for this. i mean, we have such exciting reform going on. >> reporter: only a handful of states have
not recognize i am originally from louisiana, and it is not recognized. but just like all other civil progress, the south as far behind. it will take some time to reach it, but we will eventually get there. lived inng have you mississippi? >> just over a year. of the time i spent in louisiana and i lived in baileys, central america, for the last five years before e,ming to mississippi -- beliz central america, for the last five years before coming to mississippi. >> mark, go ahead with your comment. thismain point to all of is, we live in a great country and everybody has the right to be wrong. everybody has the right to be right. what we have here is a battle over semantics, i think. can be think the union called marriage because marriage is a sacrament. it is sacred. it is holy. , a homosexual marriage, is sodomy. that is not holy. that is an unholy union. if you want to go ahead and have the government take care of all of your finances and everything after you die, then call it something else. civil union, maybe that is what you have to do. maybe that is what we were all word,ng over, a sem
robertson to run for the seat held by louisiana congressman rodney alexander. alexander plans to retire next month. a special election will be held to fill that open seat representing the state's fifth district which happens to include robertson's home city. >> next on the rundown, it is your last chance to answer our brew on this question of the day. we told you the government wants to put black boxes in every car on the road so we wanted to know if you think this is an invasion of privacy. your e-mails up next. >> one bride's grandmother the victim of a confetti confusion. how she left her mark on those newlyweds. heir underwear . that's why there's charmin ultra strong. i'll take that. go get 'em, buddy! it cleans so well and you can use up to four times less than the leading bargain brand. [ female announcer ] charmin ultra strong has a duraclean texture that's soft and more durable to help your kids get clean while still using less. and its four times stronger than the leading bargain brand. wow, you cleaned up a lot! you did too, pal! [ laughs ] we all go. why not enjoy the go with cha
of the eight states that are highest were louisiana, mississippi, states like this. one of the things that's interesting to me is the states that ended up lowest on the list were not the most liberal or coals mott policy tan. they were the whitest states, like north dakota, idaho, and northern new england. so there's this just lingering craziness that still exist it is out there. obviously there's a tactics to the take on votes rights, but we also have to consider the possibility and i think the president is sort of considering this that we're a bit more racist than we like to think. >> we're here in new york city where the stop-and-frisk, the fact that the judge sheindlin has rule that stop and frisk is unconstitutional, hats given rights to a huge debate about whether people of color truly are treated equally. you have mayor bloomberg say this policy is good for minority communities and you have a judge who says it's unstill independents and african-americans have been saying for decades that profiling is wrong and feels wrong, and it reduces -- there's been this unwillingness to tackle
in louisiana unfolding right now. we'll have the latest. and one of the democratic party's rising stars may soon be moving from city hall to the united states senate. but there are some bumps along the way for newark's cory booker? ♪ norfolk southern what's your function? ♪ ♪ hooking up the country helping business run ♪ ♪ build! we're investing big to keep our country in the lead. ♪ load! we keep moving to deliver what you need. and that means growth, lots of cargo going all around the globe. cars and parts, fuel and steel, peas and rice, hey that's nice! ♪ norfolk southern what's your function? ♪ ♪ helping this big country move ahead as one ♪ ♪ norfolk southern how's that function? ♪ especially today, as people are looking for more low, and no calorie options. that's why on vending machines, we're making it easy for people to know how many calories are in their favorite beverages, before they choose. and we're offering more low calorie options, including over 70 in our innovative coca-cola free-style dispensers. working with our beverage industry and restaurant par
congressional seat in louisiana. >> i am kind of busy now, got a lot going on. >> okay. i'm sorry, that was your question. >> you wanted to tell us aboabou about -- >> looking forward to this season. do you have a favorite moment we should look for? what should we be looking for. >> this first episode, i don't think there will be a lesson taught on tv that's so powerful about love and forgiveness in marriage than my parents, and it comes at the end. by the end it gets really good. it is funny all the way, but when it comes together at the end, it is my favorite one yet. >> giving me duck bumps. >> you have to go to a doctor. don't go away. then they come back. they're disgusting. i have a question. buddy of mine has a theory if you do something for ten years, you can't help but be successful, if you just stick to something. how long did it take for you guys to actually reach your success? >> well, dad started the business 40 years ago, and i think the key for him was he was content, kept those expectations down, didn't want too much too soon and he was happy. like he says, happy happy, what he w
to draft the star willie robertson to run for the louisiana congressional seat that will be vacated by rodney alexander in september. the self-described redneck millionaire has not commented on the speculation. he is not exactly a stranger to washington. he and his wife attended the 2013 correspondents' dinner just last april. next up, it anthony weiner accidentally confirm that hillary clinton plans to run for president last night? listen to how he answered this question about his fwhif an interview with buzz feed's ben smith. >> do you know what her role in hillary's 2016 campaign is going to be. >> i do. >> what will it be? >> i'm not telling you. >> sounds like a 2016 campaign is in the works. he also took a shot at buzzfeed after he was asked about his former roommate, jon stewart. yes, the same john stuart we've come to know on the daily show, the two of them shared an apartment together when weiner was working for chuck schumer in the '80s. here was that exchange. >> someone else who is hard on you is your old friend i think roommate, jon stewart. and i wonder, i wonder kind
to sanford, florida, was they did not arrest george zimmerman. the reason i went to geena, louisiana, they didn't arrest the people. you fight an injustice when the system doesn't work. the system worked here. these boys should face the law, but so should others. and you can't fight an injustice if the system is working. why would i think you guys know anything about fighting injustice? thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> voter id laws, a solution in search of a problem. let's play "hardball." >> good evening. i'm michael smerconish in for chris
he stands there and does nothing. she has to run for reelection. she been attacking louisiana's major industry, but she was also the person who gave them this mess of obamacare. there are a whole series of challenges. i think that is why it is possible to get a year's delay and obamacare. i think only focus on the career, at the american people say we can do better. it does leave the door open. could step back from the mistake they made when they voted for a bill that they had not ever read. why do they keep saying the americans did not want the affordable care act when he was elected on that? guest: obama the romney. there are a whole series of issues on the table there. if it had been a referendum on obamacare, it will be one thing. he did not make it one. he has had something similar to this in massachusetts. it also has many challenges and problems. despite his other assets and virtues, it made him a law candidate for the presidency at when the tweeter suggest it would have been a powerful issue. it was 2010. it could be in 2012 of a republican would have stood up and said i told
's really an interesting -- i was sort of drawn by the parallels. let's go to brett in louisiana. >> caller: hey, how are you doing today? >> stephanie: good, go ahead. >> caller: i calling about this stop and frisk thing. i had to travel back and forth every weekend to visit my daughter, and i was pulled over numerous times because i guess i looked like a drug dealer. and it was aggravating, but i understand they have a job to do. but i think it's real similar to the dwi check points and stop and frisk. >> stephanie: yeah, i'm more curious why you look like a drug addict. what does a drug addict or drug dealer look like? >> highway 59 is a well-known drug trafficking route out of houston, texas from drugs coming in from mexico. and there is this one little loop, and the police would it is there and make eye contact with anybody coming through there, and maybe that they deemed looked like suspicious -- for the most part you are looking at young men -- young men are generally the people that haul drugs. >> stephanie: i think anybody -- >> caller: -- and finally i called the supervisor -- or
not be successful, and, also, we have louisiana republican senator david viters complaining tiredded of the self-dealing going on with health reform and the waivers and favoritetism. >> yeah, yeah. >> we all are. liz, thank you. >> thank you. >> keep finding problems with this thing, i know it. >> guarantee it. >> a quarter till, time for stocks now, every 15 minute, down to the new york stock exchange, steven guild joining us. good to see you. the market looks a little tired, but i wanted to mention carl icahn with a long position in happen l, and low and behold, the stock goes up. >> how about that, huh? look at the price, 12, 13 times earnings, the stock may be undervalued. i, myself, bought it in the 390s and sold at 424. i look at my trade like a loser. >> well, you're smiling. you did well on the deal. >> back to the markets as a whole though, steven. it looks a little tired. we are up, but see what happened in europe and japanned today, there was a strong day of trading, and as we look ahead, it's not always a great month for the market, and so what are you expecting? >> well, you know, w
to please louisiana? there is a lot of feeling behind this by tort, and by tort lawyers on the defense side that this company is going to be asbestos, out of business, and they have to raise the reserves, but maybe a growing feeling that they were had by the court. >> and saying yes, yes, yes, to everything in the hoping that in this point they would be in the clear. >> they bougtd no goodwill that i can see, and they have tremendous assets and good dividend and better managed than they used to be, and they sold properties that did not hurt the production a la the big guys, but david, it is now a binary stock on a lawsuit. the lawsuit goes well, and goes badly -- that is a tough thing for anybody. it is a great situation for options people out there making an options bet, but this was a great company. and now it is in the hands of the court. >> well, they had a pretty big screw up, and don't forget that. >> well, it is -- it was real bad. >> yeah, yeah. >> valdez times ten. >> all right. now yesterday we saw the blue chips extend the losses from last week and so far, it looks like a positiv
to negotiate with a guy named napoleon bonaparte. he negotiated the louisiana purchase which doubled the size of the united states of america in 1804. teddy roosevelt was the first american to win the nobel peace prize because he mediated the russo japanese war in 1905. fdr's wartime diplomacy secured and allies for churchill, stalin. that was political to overcoming the power to president kennedy turned the diplomacy when the great majority of his advisers in october 1952 said use force. at the final moment president kennedy brokered a negotiated compromise with our greatest enemy, the soviet premier make you tricshelle, that's how the cuban missile crisis ended. that's why we didn't and centric hundreds of millions of people on the east coast, the midwest of united states and in europe, and in russia. because diplomacy rather than force triumphs. think of henry kissinger, still going strong at age 90 by the way, 40 years ago negotiate his brilliant opening to china that open up relations that have been frozen for the last 20 years prior, and insured a generation of peace between china and t
in the senate voted for this.mary landrieu runs in louisiana as if she is some kind of moderate democrat. she is a yes vote for obama on everything. obama has been trying to crush the oil industry. she has done nothing to protect it. the state has been badly damaged by president obama's policies against oil and energy production. mary landrieu stands there and does nothing. she has to run for reelection. not only has she been attacking louisiana's major industry, but she was also the person who gave them this mess of obamacare. there are a whole series of challenges. i think that is why it is possible to get a year's delay in obamacare. i think only focus on the career, at the american people say we can do better. it does leave the door open. some democrats could step back from the mistake they made when they voted for a bill that they had not ever read. host: why do they keep saying the americans did not want the affordable care act when he was elected on that? guest: obama beat romney. there are a whole series of issues on the table there. if it had been a referendum on obama care, romney w
the louisiana purchase which doubled the size of the united states of america in 1804. teddy roosevelt was the first american to win the nobel peace prize to kasim mediated to russo-japanese war in 1905. fdr's wartime to pomc sera carried an alliance with churchill in stalin. president kennedy turned the diplomacy to win the great majority of his advisers and october 1962 saying use force at the final moment president kennedy brokered a negotiated compromise with our greatest enemy the soviet premier nikita khrushchev and that is how the cuban missile crisis ended and that is why we didn't incinerate hundreds of millions of people on the east coast in the midwest united states and in europe and russia because diplomacy rather than force triumphed. think of henry kissinger still going strong at age 90 by the way, 40 years ago negotiated his brilliant opening to china that opened up relations that have been frozen for the last 20 years prior and ensured a generation of peace between china and the united states rethink the president george h.w. bush, wash 41. a lot of people think he was
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